Faculty from the University of Florida C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory left Thursday morning to assist with the identification of bodies in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. Director of the lab and Forensic Anthropologist, Michael Warren, says his lab is part of the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team. The team often responds to natural disasters around the world. WUFT-FM’s Kaitlyn Ash talked with Warren about the duties his staff will perform in Haiti.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Michael-Warren.mp3]
About 150 students, Gainesville residents and community leaders gathered around a prayer mat, listened in silence and held carnations in their hands as a University of Florida student sang. The words were meant to comfort in times of mourning.